Calls for the country vet

Column by Hal Walter Agriculture – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine THE BULL CALVES went through the squeeze chute one by one, and the vet took a scalpel to their nuts. When each was released into the pen, it walked away from the site of its emasculation and set about eating grass. “How bad […]

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The nature of mistakes

Essay by Martha Quillen Publishing – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine DESPITE THE DISPARITY between the two matters — except for a coincident timeliness in their airing — I’ve found myself correlating our Mt. Kiamia woes (if you haven’t heard about them see the letters in this issue) with recent findings in the JonBen√©t […]

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Walker Moore: Collaboration in Casein

Article by Sue Snively Art – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine GALLERY 150 is a magical place, featuring the work of potters, glass artists, jewelers, clothing designers, painters, and a basket maker. Jerry Scavezze and his wife, Susan Bethany, have owned the gallery for 10 years, and strive to exhibit high quality art in […]

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Hunters and gatherers in the 21st century

Column by George Sibley Economy – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR A CHANGE, I’m not writing from the Upper Gunnison. My partner Maryo — in celebration of one of those decadal birthdays — wanted to go to Finland partly for nostalgic reasons (she and her family spent a year there when she was […]

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Water Update

Article by John Orr Water – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel The relief well for the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel came on line late in June. Peter Soeth from Reclamation said, “The plant is now treating between 2000 and 2100 gallons per minute,” combined flow from the LMDT and the […]

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The Ranching Way of Life, by ScSEED

Review by Ed Quillen Ranching – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine The Ranching Way of Life – San Luis Valley, Colorado DVD released in 2008 by Saguache County Sustainable Environment and Economic Development (ScSEED) P.O. Box 393, Moffat CO 81143 www.scseed.org ISBN: None

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Ridiculous debate

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Is health care a right? Or is it just plain ridiculous to debate the topic while the bulk of the nation wallows in a toxic sludge of junk foods and drinks, cigarettes that taste like ether or formaldehyde, carpets and building materials […]

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Perplexing review

Letter from Dorothy O’Brien Melancholy Green Giants – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Mr. Quillen, Having read your review of John Mattingly’s Melancholy Green Giants, I came away perplexed. What does “chick lit” have to do with anything? I asked myself. Mr. Quillen’s review seemed as ambivalent as his reading. Did he like […]

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More about those who claim undue credit

Letter from Clarice Still Mt. Kia/Mia – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editor, I just finished reading the story on Mt. KIA/MIA by Bill Hatcher [in the June edition]. The man who was interviewed, Bradly Hight, gives the distinct impression that he and the committee are responsible for having the mountain named, when […]

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Hay 101

Article by Shanna Lewis Agriculture – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine AN OLD ADAGE says it’s wise to make hay when the sun shines, and last year ranchers in the Wet Mountain Valley did just that. Starting in June, after a snowy winter and wet spring and summer, tractors rolled out into acres of […]

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Giving credit where credit is not due

Letter from Daniel R. Murdock Mt. Kia/Mia – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Mr. Quillen, How can you or your publication support any dedication ceremony [in the June edition] that has completely ignored the individual that was solely responsible for getting the Mountain [KIA/MIA] renamed?

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Sun Worship

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine AS A FARMER, I’ve always viewed my ground as a solar collector. No matter how hard I appear to work — and like many of my cohorts, I’ve done little to refute exaggerations of my toil — the sun does most of the […]

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Camping at Wal-Mart

Article by Jennifer Dempsey Modern Life – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine IN 1962, when Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas, he vowed that the discount store would strive to meet the changing needs of American communities. Wal-Mart’s mission statement says, “As we grow, we want to ensure that we […]

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